WTC Final / Captain Rohit Sharma made a big mistake in the final! data testify

Zoom News : Jun 08, 2023, 07:57 AM
WTC Final: The final match of the World Test Championship (WTC) between India and Australia has started from 7 June. On the first day, Indian team captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first. The way India took the first three wickets, it seemed that the decision was largely correct. Indian bowlers took the wickets of Khawaja, Warner and Labushen for 76 runs. But after that, Travis Head and Steve Smith made such a mess that the Indian bowlers were craving for the fourth wicket till the last ball of the day.

By the end of the first day's play, the Australian team had scored 327 runs losing three wickets. Head was unbeaten on 146 after playing a brilliant century innings. At the same time, Steve Smith was just 4 runs away from his century. Both had shared a 251-run partnership for the fourth wicket by the end of the day's play. Now the question is whether captain Rohit Sharma has made a big mistake? We are not saying this, but the figures are testifying to this fact. Earlier in England, the Indian team won the toss and elected to bowl 38 times, out of which they had to face defeat 20 times and won only three times. These figures are frightening and there is only one fear in the mind of every Indian fan, lest the dream break!

These figures are scary...

In England, India won only three out of 38 matches when they won the toss and elected to bowl first. On the other hand, the Indian team has won the toss 57 times and elected to bowl first and has won only 9 times. Whereas all 20 times he has got defeat in England only. These figures are certainly frightening. All the fans of the Indian team hope that the wait of 10 years for the ICC trophy will be over. But what happened here on the first day has given a deep blow to everyone's expectations.

Why didn't Ashwin get a chance?

Ravichandran Ashwin did not get a place in the team for this great match. Currently, the highest wicket-taker for India is sitting on the bench. Many veterans expressed anger on this. In the final of the last World Test Championship too, there was a mistake in selecting the playing 11 from the Indian team. There, Captain Kohli fed three pacers and two spinners without reading the pitch properly. But the mood of the pitch is different here at the Oval. According to this, veterans like Sunil Gavaskar believed that the team should have landed with its strength. But this did not happen. This raised more questions when Umesh Yadav proved to be a complete failure on the first day as the fourth bowler.